Definition of North Germanic in English:

North Germanic


mass noun
  • A subdivision of the Germanic group of languages, comprising the Scandinavian languages.


  • Relating to North Germanic.

    • ‘Danish is a North Germanic language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and is also related to the West Germanic languages, including German and English.’
    • ‘Swedish is a North Germanic language, related to Norwegian, Danish, and German.’
    • ‘Today, Germanic languages and peoples fall into two groups: North Germanic, alias Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese), and West Germanic (German, English, and Frisian).’